Sazerac Rye 18 Year (Fall 2018)
Sazerac // Kentucky, USA
Sazerac Rye 18 Year (Fall 2018) is a Kentucky straight rye whiskey and is one of five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. This year's batch of 24 barrels was distilled in spring 1998 and matured in Warehouse K on the 2nd floor. This limited edition whiskey is bottled at 90 proof.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Sweet vanilla hits you first followed by the spicy rye grain. Then what follows is a mix of fruit, particularly cherry and apples, along with leather book covers and wisps of smoke. The taste is tangy and warming. Wouldn't add any water or ice. The finish is more savory with fruit notes peeking in from time to time. The lasting note you're left with is a cinnamon stick. A solid whiskey to enjoy on a fall day."